Jacob Rees-Mogg to capitalise on SURGING popularity at Tory conference with NINE speeches | UK | News

The surprise political hit of the summer rose to internet fame thanks to his unfiltered eurosceptic and “true blue” values.

The MP for North East Somerset is to give no fewer than nine speeches in 48 hours to the party faithful next month according to the Telegraph. He will be addressing everything from Brexit and the Conservative Party to the importance of free markets and the resurgent hard-Left.

Mr Rees-Mogg emerged over the summer as a possible successor to Mrs May after the Prime Minister led her party to a disastrous set of General Election results.

Now Jacob Rees-Mogg appears extremely hopeful that his growing popularity can continue into the autumn if his party conference schedule is any indication.

In the audience for his speeches will be scores of Conservative members who will ultimately pick Theresa May’s successor.

The backbench Tory MP who has become an unlikely popular figure online will also attend a rally on making Britain’s EU departure a success and meet a handful of influential journalists and editors.

Mr Rees-Mogg said he had “no wish” to take over from Theresa May despite a recent survey of Tory members suggesting he was the frontrunner to do so.

The Eurosceptic said Mrs May had his total support to remain in Downing Street.

He said: “I have no wish to become the leader of the Conservative Party. I am fully supporting Mrs May.”

The Brexiteer, who was first voted into Parliament in 2010, has indicated he wants to remain a backbench MP because of the freedom it gives to speak out.

He said: “I think it is extremely important that we have the same leadership for this period in our country’s leadership to make sure we get through Brexit properly and then go beyond that so that we can get the benefits of Brexit which will be freer trade, lower prices in the shops, control of our borders and of our own regulations.

“We need stability to get there.”

He added: “No one serious thinks that I am a credible candidate.”

However, Mr Rees-Mogg came top of a recent poll of 1,300 Tory members asked who they wanted as the next leader, 23 per cent picked him, while David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, came second with 15 per cent.

Meanwhile, the right-wing Eurosceptic said the UK should not have to pay any kind of Brexit divorce bill if Britain leaves the EU without a deal as he said the Government does not owe Brussels a “brass farthing”.

The leading Tory MP said there is no legal basis underpinning a demand from the bloc for the UK to…

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